Thursday, December 17, 2009

Small Successes: 8 Days A-waiting


"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that."

I don't know about you, but my Advent is getting crazy! I'm trying so hard to multi-task that my primary duties (like schooling...) are being neglected. The latest sign of this frenzy: while enroute to see the Rockettes yesterday afternoon, I noticed that I had still not put on my mascara. You dark haired beauties may not think much of it, but let me tell you, a redhead with invisible eyelashes for an entire day is a woman on the edge!

Success can be a matter of perspective, though. Here's what's gone well:
  1. Our family went to Confession last night, a) getting there before Christmas, and b) getting there ahead of the big pre-Christmas rush (and long lines). My favorite quote of the evening was from my encouraging confessor: "Allow God to love you."
  2. I spent some time on Sunday writing up a detailed school plan for the week. I should do this all the time, but don't. It could have been a BIG success if I actually followed the plan instead of multi-tasking so much (see above). My older two, at least, were able to stay on track (and pull me back to work) better with everything written in their planners. Poor Becca hasn't had much regular work, but she has used her time well, with puzzles, making cards, imaginative play, and other "good stuff".
  3. A while back I was at Like Mother, Like Daughter and ran across Leila's buttermilk baking mix recipe. I put together a batch, and have made biscuits four times in the past month! I generally consider baking to be precision cooking, but having the mix ready has allowed me to wing it quickly and easily.
How's your week been? Be inspired by other moms here.


Leila said...

Thanks so much for the link and the kind comment over at LMLD!

I'm glad the mix works for you. I love it and get mad at myself when I run out, because especially for pancakes, it's the best.

Keep up the good work!

ViolinMama said...

I'm hungry reading this!

What a great list- os much success here! God Bless!